Women's Cross Country/Track & Field led the way with 34 honorees
Mandelbaum and Doss named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Schelske and Schmidt earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Magee and Walker receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award
|Potts' Career Best Performances|
|Shot Put||15.53m (50-11.5) (2/29/16)|
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in seven regular season meets on the season, as well as The American Indoor Championships…posted results in the shot put…owned the top eight marks in the shot put…finished top-five in seven of her eight meets this season…earned a silver medal at The American Indoor Championships (2/29) in the shot put with a mark of 15.53 meters (50-11.5), which was a new school record and personal best…won the LSU Twilight event (2/19) with a mark of 15.13 meters (49-7.75 meters) and the LSU Purple Tiger event (1/8) with a mark of 14.61 meters (47-11.25)…notched a second place finish at the Samford Invitational (2/12) with a mark of 15.10 meters (49-6.5), the UAB Blazer Invitational (1/15) with a mark 14.97 meters (49-1.5) and the Vulcan Invitational (1/16) with a mark of 14.40 meters (47-3)…brought home a fifth place finish at the Indiana Relays (1/29) with a mark of 14.53 meters (47-8).
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in six regular-season meets on the season, as well as The American Indoor Track and Field Championships…posted results in the shot put only…notched the school-record at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/10) with a mark of 15.08 meters (49-5.75)…won the event title at the UAB Green and Gold Invite (1/24) with a toss of 15.06 meters (49-5)…placed second at the LSU Twilight (2/20) with a throw of 14.52 meters (47-7.75) and third at the Samford Multi and Invitational (2/14) and the UAB Vulcan Invite (1/23) with throws of 14.81 meters (48-7.25) and 14.33 meters (47-0.25), respectively…notched a seventh-place finish at The American Indoor Championships (2/28) with a throw of 13.89 meters (45-7).
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in eight regular-season meets on the season, as well as The American Athletic Outdoor Championships and the NCAA East Regionals…posted results in the shot put and the discus…holds the top marks among Tulane athletes in the shot put…recorded personal best marks of 15.27 meters (50-1.25) in the shot put and 36.25 meters (118-11) in the discus at the LSU Battle on the Bayou (4/4) for a first and fourth place finish, respectively…notched an eighth place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/18) in the shot put with a mark of 14.99 meters (49-2.25)…scored a mark of 14.96 meters (19-1) in the shot put at the South Alabama Invite (4/10) to win the event…posted a mark of 14.94 meters (49-0.25) in the shot put at The American Outdoor Championships (5/17) for a seventh place finish…also placed seventh at the Longhorn Invite (5/2) in the shot put with a mark of 14.73 meters (48-4)…won the McNeese Cowboy Relays (3/14) in the shot put with a mark of 14.64 meters (48-0.5)…recorded a fourth place finish at the Yellow Jacket Invite (3/28) in the shot put with a mark of 14.26 meters (46-9.5)…notched a mark of 14.24 meters (46-8.75) for a fifth place finish at the Alabama Relays (3/20).
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in five regular season meets, as well as the Conference USA Indoor Championships...participated only in the shot put...earned the Conference USA Bronze Medal in the shot put at the C-USA Indoor Championships (3/1), tossing a personal-best 14.66 meters (48-1.25) for a third-place finish...mark of 14.66 meters (48-1.25) ranked second in school history at season's end...placed third at the LSU Twilight (2/21) in the shot put with a toss of 13.98 meters (45-10.5)...placed tenth at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic (2/14) with a toss of 12.94 meters (42-5.5)...finished eighth at the BSC Panther Icebreaker (12/6/13) with a throw of 12.48 meters (40-11.5).
Outdoor Track and Field: A third-team All-Louisiana Team member in the shot put...competed in nine regular-season meets on the season, as well as the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the NCAA East Regionals and the USATF Junior Championships...participated solely in the shot put...scored points for the team at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/18) with a seventh-place shot put toss of 14.18 meters (46-6.25)...qualified for the NCAA East Regionals with a toss of 14.88 meters (48-10) that won the event title at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational (5/3)...placed 33rd at the NCAA East Regionals (5/31) with a personal-best mark of 14.93 meters (48-11.75) that ranked second-best in school history at season's end...finished eighth at the USATF Junior Championships (7/5) with a throw of 14.26 meters (46-9.5)...placed third at the Seminole Twilight (5/9) with a toss of 14.82 meters (48-7.5)...placed second at the Southern Miss Invitational (4/18) with a throw of 13.71 meters (44-11.75)...won the event title at the Tulane Team Challenge (3/29) with a throw of 13.59 meters (44-7).
About Taylor Potts
Prep: A two-time letterwinner in the shot put at Fishers High School and Anderson High School in Fishers, Ind....tossed a school record 42' 9.75" in the shot put at the Indiana State meet during her junior year of high school...also owns the country and sectional records in the shot put...also posted a career best 104' 0" in the discus in May 2012...earned All-State honors in track and field while also earning First Team All-Conference honors...named the Madison County Champ in both 2012 and 2013...also lettered four years in basketball as a small and power forward, earning All-Conference honors for that sport.
Personal: Born Taylor Nichelle Potts on July 1, 1995...daughter of Tenisha and Roosevelt Potts...father was a running back for the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens...has one younger brother, R.J.